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  • Huma Abedin Faked Breakup from Weiner for Election

    03/27/2017 5:38:54 AM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 27, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news for Hillary is that Huma Weiner probably can't cost her another election. The bad news is that they have the same taste in men. “Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the [Irving Place apartment] they share . . . If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn. Another source, who worked closely with Bill and Hillary Clinton for several years, corroborates this, saying the breakup was “more for optics for...
  • De Blasios housing-killing class warfare

    03/26/2017 6:38:24 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/26/17 | Nicole Gelinas
    New York has a problem: buying an apartment here is way too expensive. Mayor de Blasio has grouchily ambled along with a solution: make apartments even more expensive. That makes no sense. But its the principle of the mayors proposed mansion tax. Last week, de Blasio went up to Albany to push his idea: forcing home buyers to pay a paltry 2.5 percent tax on the value of purchases above $2 million. The tax would raise $336 million a year. That would be enough to subsidize 25,000 poorer elderly folks rent by a little more than $1,000 a month, as...
  • Violent Protests Over Detainment of Illegal Who Put Her Children's Lives in Jeopardy

    03/24/2017 2:15:46 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 15 replies
    News 10 NBC ^ | 3/24/2017 | Rebecca LeClair
    Protesters are fighting against the immigration arrest of a family in Geneseo. The Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice tells us a Guatemalan family was taken into custody Thursday evening.
  • Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show (De Blasio)

    03/24/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 March 2017 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show By Grace Rauh Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the City." The mayor on Thursday refused to answer our questions about the lawsuit and the emails he exchanged with an outside advisor - emails a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the city must turn over to NY1 and the New York Post. READ...
  • Democratic NY State Lawmaker Wants to Fine People for Not Voting

    03/23/2017 5:20:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Democratic assemblywoman Deborah Glick of the New York State Assembly has introduced legislation that would fine people who do not vote, and has been promptly criticized on the constitutionality of the measure. Glick's legislation proposes a $10 fine for those who fail to vote without providing a "valid excuse," but she does not specify what a valid excuse would be, the New York Daily News reports.
  • Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

    03/23/2017 2:21:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 3/23/17 | Frank Eltman
    A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday. Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, 31, of Hempstead, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail Thursday. His court-appointed attorney declined to comment. Alvarado-Ventura is suspected of assaulting the child between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning while the girl's mother was at work, acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at a news conference. He said investigators are still working to determine exactly when the...
  • College requests 'grammatically incorrect' gender-neutral language

    03/23/2017 7:33:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 22, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Sarah Lawrence College wants all official school publications to adhere to a set of Gender Neutral Language Guidelines that prohibit the use of terms such as brotherhood and mankind. While the guidelines specifically apply only to publications and policy statements whose primary audience is enrolled students at the college, the document does make clear that reducing unnecessary gender reference in all materials is ideal.
  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • School Lesson Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

    03/22/2017 1:53:21 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical leftwing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the Conservative Chicks and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book,The Deplorables Guide to Making America Great Again. She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini.
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to resist ICE

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed...
  • Mayor de Blasio to Block ICE Officers from Entering City Schools

    03/21/2017 10:01:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | MONA SALAMA
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Tuesday that his deputies will block U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from entering New York City public schools even though agency officials say they are not pursuing illegal immigrants in schools. We will not allow ICE agents to threaten that protection, disrupt classes or take any action that would be detrimental to our students, de Blasio said at a press conference held outside New Yorks Tweed Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. With these updated guidelines, we are reinforcing the fact that a school is a safe and protected location, he said, adding...
  • How this tax could make NY a no-go for tech startups

    03/21/2017 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/17 | Julie Samuels
    New York state leads in many things: fashion, finance, food, media, museums all of which helps attract people and businesses and creates the states vibrant and diverse economy. And yet, if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets his way, New York will lead in another way: Enacting a foolish internet-marketplace tax thatll hurt the states attractiveness to businesses. New York already collects taxes on internet-marketplace sales like those on Etsy, eBay and Amazon when those sales occur between a New York seller and a New York buyer. It makes sense because these sales are essentially the same as the...
  • Man arrested for spray painting swastikas on his home not believed to be Jewish

    03/21/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 17 replies
    News 10 ABC ^ | 3/20 | Anya Tucket
    Theres a new shocking revelation to the man whom Schenectady Police claim faked his own hate crime. It turns out he may not even be Jewish as he claimed to be. I looked and said, what the hell is going on here?' That was Andrew King during a NEWS10 ABC interview in February. He showed the messages of hate, swastikas spray-painted on the front of his Schenectady home. ... They say he tried to convert several times but was turned down by at least two congregations. They strongly cautioned me that Mr. King does not represent the Jewish community and...
  • Mook: Clinton May Run Again In 2020

    03/21/2017 12:59:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 78 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 21, 2017 | Robert Donachie
    Mook would not rule out if Clinton was planning to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, but he did say the Clinton camps focus is on figuring out the degree to which Russia was involved in the last election cycle. Im going to let her answer for that, Mook said. I think what happens right now, weve got to get to the bottom of what happened in 2016 then we can start worrying about the next cycle.
  • Jewish man arrested after spray painting swastikas on his own home in Upstate NY

    03/21/2017 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | March 21, 2017 at 11:25 AM | By Ben Axelson
    A Jewish man in Upstate NY was jailed on Monday for falsely reporting racist vandalism to police. Now, Andrew King, 54, of Schenectady, is facing a charge of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree after police determined that he spray painted three swastikas on his home. King originally reported that an unknown individual vandalized his home on February 10
  • Editorial: Supreme Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer

    03/21/2017 8:12:05 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/20/17 3:00 AM | WASHINGTON EXAMINER
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last Wednesday dragged out his feeble effort to block Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Ahead of today's confirmation hearing, he trotted out three people, representing supposed "victims" of Gorsuch's jurisprudence. He hoped to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of "the powerful" and corporations against the "powerless" little guy. Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton's appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws...
  • David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan Bank, Dies at 101 (obit)

    03/20/2017 11:42:14 AM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 20, 2017 | By JONATHAN KANDELL
    David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded influence around the world even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101. Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of an increasingly less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As an advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and...
  • Twitter: NY U.S. Senator Gillibrand Believes Gun "Silencers" Completely Silence a Shot

    03/20/2017 10:39:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
  • Selfie-crazed teens keep falling through frozen Central Park pond (video)

    03/20/2017 8:35:01 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/19/2017 | Caroll Alvarado
    <p>Another group of kids attempting to take a selfie on top of some ice at The Pond in Central Park plunged into its icy waters, officials said.</p> <p>Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 13, were attempting to take a selfie on top of the frozen body of water when they fell through the ice at around 7 p.m. Sunday.</p>
  • Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 86

    03/19/2017 7:29:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | March 19, 2017
    Tabloid titan Jimmy Breslin the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News columns championing ordinary New Yorkers has died, according to two friends of his family. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately released. The curmudgeonly ink-stained wretch whose velvety and witty writing style uplifted the downtrodden and eviscerated the scoundrels crafted scores of columns for The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American.
  • New Yorkers who dont vote would pay $10 fine under assemblywoman's bill

    03/18/2017 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:11 PM | Glenn Blain
    A state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to make it costly for New Yorkers not to vote. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Democrat, introduced legislation this week that would establish compulsory voting in the state and punish those who dont vote with a $10 fine. Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them, Glick wrote in a memo submitted with the bill. Under Glicks bill, any eligible voter who fails to vote would be hit with the $10 fine unless they have a valid excuse why they...
  • Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names

    03/18/2017 5:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | MARCH 17, 2017 | JOHN LELAND
    Mr. Podhoretz, the former editor at Commentary magazine, looks back at the fierce, argumentative parties of New Yorks intelligentsia.These parties I mentioned, Norman Podhoretz said the other day, everybody gave parties. And there was a lot of drinking. Some visiting literary celebrity would show up, Partisan Review would make a party or I would make a party. Everybody came. And it was a really passionate intellectual life. Its hard to imagine today, but people actually came to blows over literary disagreements. It was a cold morning, and Mr. Podhoretz, 87, was recently back from the hospital after minor surgery, recuperating...
  • SCHUMER: BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB DECIMATED BY WHITE HOUSE BUDGET;

    03/17/2017 5:48:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 91 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 3.17.17 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Standing at Brookhaven National Lab, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that the just-released White House budget decimates the ?nations national labs, including BNL, a world-renowned lab responsible for innovation, research and nearly 3,000 LI jobs. Schumer sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over a proposal to cut $900 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, which funds national laboratories, like Brookhaven, and $2 billion from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the nuclear energy office, the energy reliability office, as well as the fossil energy research office.
  • Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

    03/17/2017 11:25:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 03/17/2017 | Robert Faturechi
    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the presidents health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry. Price testified at the time that his trades were lawful...
  • Trump, the Fired Feds and St. Preet

    03/17/2017 8:07:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | John Kass
    President Donald Trump's firing of U.S. attorneys across the country was terrible, Democrats and many TV talking heads and other media sages agreed. And this wholesale firing was offered up as yet another example of Trumpian imperial whim breathing its hot Big Orange authoritarian breath down upon the necks of the people. "One would have thought they'd have handled it better," a worried Wolf Blitzer at CNN said of the Trump White House to his colleagues on a panel. "They're off to a very slow start," said CNN's Jim Acosta of the Trump administration. "So it's not surprising they'd do...
  • New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

    03/17/2017 8:29:03 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a bill aimed at securing a "right to be forgotten," introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate or excessive statements about others... Within 30 days of a request from an individual, all search engines and online speakers] shall remove content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate or excessive, and without replacing such removed content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice. [I]naccurate, irrelevant, inadequate,...
  • US seeks to seize 4 mosques, tower linked to Iran

    11/13/2009 4:57:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 532+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 13 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government. Prosecutors on Thursday filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets. The assets include bank accounts; Islamic centers consisting of schools and mosques in New York, Maryland, California and Houston; more than 100 acres in Virginia; and a 36-story Manhattan office tower. Confiscating the properties would...
  • Feds move to seize 4 US mosques and NY skyscraper over alleged ties to Iranian government

    11/12/2009 2:09:09 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 111 replies · 6,030+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nov 12, 2009 | AP
    Federal prosecutors are taking steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization
  • De Blasio dodges federal charges in campaign fundraising probe

    03/16/2017 2:50:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/16/17 | By Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile, Kaja Whitehouse and Yaron Steinbuch
    Mayor de Blasio wont face criminal charges related to his campaign fundraising practices, the acting US attorney in Manhattan announced Thursday. In tandem with his federal counterpart, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. also announced he wouldnt prosecute de Blasio or his team even though they violated the spirit of the election law. Acting US Attorney Joon Kim said making a case against the mayor and his aides would have been difficult since there was no evidence of personal profit.
  • Slender Lena Dunham showcases her incredible weight loss in workout gear [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/16/2017 1:19:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 Mar 17 | Mike Larkin
    She recently attributed her weight loss to Donald Trump's presidency - citing 'soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness' in helping her slim down. And Lena Dunham proved the Trump diet is working a treat as she showcased her incredibly slimline new frame at the opening of mentor Tracy Anderson's studio in New York on Wednesday. The Girls star, 30, looked thrilled to be flaunting her firmer form as she hammed it up with aplomb on the red carpet, at one point showing off her mobile phone after receiving a video call from fellow Anderson disciple Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • Foreign Applications Dip at Some Colleges Amid Fear of Trump Effect

    03/16/2017 12:18:22 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 16, 2017 | By STEPHANIE SAUL
    Nearly 40 percent of colleges are reporting overall declines in applications from international students, according to a survey of 250 college and universities, released this week by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The biggest decline is in applications from the Middle East.Many officials cited worries among prospective students about Trump administration immigration policies. International student recruitment professionals report a great deal of concern from students all over the globe, the study said.Graduate schools appear to be feeling the worst pinch, with nearly half reporting drops. Our deans describe it as a chilling effect, said Suzanne Ortega,...
  • HILLARY CLINTON:'THINKING' ABOUT NYC MAYORAL RUN

    03/16/2017 10:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 15, 2017 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton was at a small gathering recently with some politically connected people in NYC, and it seems she's noodling the idea of running for mayor. A source who was at the gathering last month says Hillary brought up the topic of running and made it clear she was honestly considering it.
  • Poll: Nearly one-third of Democrats never heard of Chuck Schumer

    03/15/2017 5:38:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Fox News poll released Wednesday evening found nearly one-third of Democrats have never heard of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is a lifetime politician and has been in Congress for more than 35 years. The March 12-14 survey concluded 31 percent of registered Democratic voters do not know who the New York lawmaker is, while 30 percent of all voters do not know him.
  • New York State to End Literacy Test for Aspiring Educators, Claiming it Hurts Diversity

    03/14/2017 2:27:27 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2017 | Raven Clabough
    Officials at the New York State Board of Regents believe it is more important to be politically correct than to ensure that the individuals educating New Yorks students have a mastery of the English language. Associated Press reports that the Board of Regents plans to scrap a literacy test for potential teachers today because too many non-whites are failing the test. Critics claim the test is making it difficult to achieve diversity within the teaching profession. The test in question is the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), which measures whether a prospective teacher can understand and analyze reading material and...
  • Crashing "Post-Obama Era" Gun Sales Lead To Remington Mass Layoffs

    03/14/2017 9:36:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As we noted last summer, the Obama administrations constant gun control threats did little more than flood American homes with more guns as people looked to stockpile weapons ahead of anticipated new regulations. In fact, both of Obama's elections resulted in massive and unprecedented spikes in gun sales. Meanwhile, Obama's presidency was a boon for the gun manufacturers whose revenue, profitability and stocks all soared during his presidency. But while the constant threat of new regulations under Obama resulted in a massive full forward of gun demand and pushed gun stocks to all-time highs, the election of Trump, and thus...
  • A Day With Sharia (Feminists Love Islamists)

    03/14/2017 9:17:49 AM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Noon. 59th St. and 5th avenue. The crowd was jammed around the stage, from all sides no elbow room, sight-lines poor. A Day Without a Woman. Obscenely popular. Amidst a sea of red and pink, a lot of foolish women worshiping at the altar of sharia-loving feminazis like Linda Sarsour. SAD. Cameras on all sides struggling to get a shot of Sarsour, whose pursuit of public office, Brooklyn Borough President or even Mayor NYC, looks more and more probable. They worship her. The Anti-Trump Womens Movement Teams Up With Islamist Terrorist , Linda Sarsour, Islamist apologist and activist, a...
  • America's Longest War

    03/14/2017 4:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $1.4 billion of New York's resources to solve the persistent problem of poverty in central Brooklyn. If he wins legislative approval, Cuomo, a Democrat, intends to spend the money on affordable housing, job training, anti-violence programs, recreational space, even obesity. Some cynics suggest the proposal is targeted at boosting Cuomo's presidential prospects in 2020, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt and take his proposals seriously. We have seen this play before, not only in Brooklyn, where the Bedford-Stuyvesant area defied virtually all anti-poverty programs and was an eyesore for decades before...
  • 71-year-old woman beaten in subway elevator after victim told attacker how to parent: NYPD

    03/13/2017 4:47:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Brito
    Cops say the dispute was over the 71-year-old woman telling the other woman to the effect that she should "teach her (child) to wait for others to get off before you getting on the elevator." . . . NYPD describes the woman to be about 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with dark complexion, braids. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, black hoodie, glasses and a tan bag.
  • Man eggs Trump Tower in New York

    03/13/2017 12:39:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    pix11.com ^ | Posted 11:18 AM, March 13, 2017 | by Aliza Chasan
    MANHATTAN President Donald Trump found himself with egg on his face Sunday night; or at least his namesake tower did. A tourist from Cambridge, Massachusetts armed with eggs launched his yolk-filled ammunition at Trump Tower around 10:40 p.m., police said. No one was injured in the incident, but an unclear number of eggs were destroyed. President Trump was not in New York at the time. He has not visited his home city since his inauguration in January. An NYPD spokesman said Travis Moonschein, the 36-year-old alleged egg thrower, posed no threat to the President. Officers stopped Moonschein after he...
  • New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

    03/13/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/12/17 | Peter Hasson/ap
    Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting. The states Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.
  • Cuomo takes key step toward launching presidential campaign

    03/13/2017 5:57:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2017 | Aaron Short
    Gov. Cuomo has hired two Florida fundraisers, a sign hes building a national network to launch a presidential bid, sources told The Post. The two consultants one is former Hillary Clinton money man Jon Adrabi will help plan events and build relationships with Democratic donors in the key swing state, sources said.
  • Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

    03/12/2017 1:11:24 PM PDT · by southern rock · 126 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/11/17 | Karen Matthews
    New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it. The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected Monday to adopt a task force's recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test. Backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher. "We want...
  • Preet Bharara leaves a legacy of ethics enforcement in New York that future attorneys should match

    03/11/2017 5:02:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/11/2017 | Errol Louis
    A man of his word, Preet Bharara ran afoul of a President who is a shameless, inveterate fabulist. In November, shortly after the election, Bharara met with then President-elect Donald Trump and his senior adviser, Jeff Sessions, who is now Attorney General. After the sitdown, Bharara told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower that Trump and Sessions had given assurances he could remain U.S. attorney of the Southern District. Weeks later, to the surprise of absolutely no one, it turns out Trump's word, like the signage on his buildings, was made of cheap, bendable brass rather than valuable gold....
  • Religious Charity Helping Illegals, Refugees Granted $18 Million Since Trumps Election

    03/11/2017 6:51:44 AM PST · by cutty · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/10/2017 | Ethan Barton
    A religious-based charity has received nearly $18 million in federal grants to help refugees and immigrant children who entered the country illegally since Donald Trump was elected president.. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received nine federally-funded awards since Nov. 8, all of which came from the the Department of Health and Human Services ... Seven of those worth over $13 million were awarded under the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program, and the remaining two worth $4.5 million were used to helped refugees. ... LIRS ultimately raked in $60 million total for fiscal 2016 ...
  • US attorney defies Trump, won't resign

    03/11/2017 10:23:21 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-11-2017 | Robert King
    The U.S. attorney for Manhattan has declined to resign despite a demand from the Justice Department. Preet Bharara declined to tender his resignation on Friday part of a demand from the Justice Department for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, according to multiple reports. Bharara previously met with President Trump at Trump Tower before the inauguration and had told reporters Trump asked him to stay on.
  • Feminist touts her latest form of activism: I fart everywhere now

    03/10/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 71 replies
    The Extract ^ | March 10, 2017 | Editor
    New York blogger Allison Hope recently penned a crass editorial for xoJane in which she describes public flatulence as her secret feminist weapon that works every time. After lamenting her perception that women get silenced, pushed aside, ignored, paid less, denied care, called names, and a million and one other bad things, Hope recalled the cramped subway ride that gave her an unorthodox idea. The first time it happened, I admit it wasnt deliberate, she wrote. It was one of those days when I had eaten something like fava beans for lunch, and the gas was just mounting in my...
  • SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMIN TO RELEASE MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN LIFE-SAVING FUNDING

    03/10/2017 4:52:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 3/10/2017 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to finalize the last procedural steps to unlock $5.2 million in Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvement Grants Program funds awarded to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The federal funding will be used to improve the safety of 53 rail grade crossings along Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North lines. As of now, NYSDOT has not received any of the funds, leaving important safety improvements undone. Schumer promised that he would continue to press FRA until the funding is received by New York State.
  • In 'Unique' Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

    03/10/2017 5:10:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03.09.17 | Joel Stashenko
    Calling it the logical extension of the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...expansion of unmarried partners' custody rights in New York, a judge has granted "tri-custody" of a boy to a man and two women who have all helped raise the youngster. Justice H. Patrick Leis III said in his March 8 determination that both biological parents of a child identified as "J.M." have shown their love and concern for the now-10-year-oldbut so has the woman named "Dawn M." who brought the action seeking the unique "tri-custody" arrangement. The biological mother of the child, "Audria," supported Dawn M.'s petition for...
  • Four more states to challenge Trump travel ban

    03/09/2017 4:10:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/17 | Ben Ariel
    Democratic attorneys general in four states announced on Thursday that they will try to block President Donald Trumps revised executive order on travel in court, The Hill reported. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday his office will file a motion asking U.S. District Judge James Robart, who issued the order blocking the first version of the ban, to reaffirm that the order applies to the new version of the travel ban as well. ..... The new ban, which was signed by Trump on Monday, blocks citizens of six Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraqi citizens,...
  • 'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom' (NPR)

    03/09/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by Drango · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | ANYA KAMENETZ | ANYA KAMENETZ
    On a cold Friday morning, more than 50 people sit in the auditorium of the Benjamin Franklin Health Science Academy in Brooklyn. Many have small children fidgeting on their laps. The families are here for a "Know Your Rights" forum on immigration hosted by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., and the local school district. Given the new, intensified immigration enforcement priorities announced by the Department of Homeland Security in February, the purpose is to help people understand their legal rights with regards to asylum, applications for citizenship and more. A representative from Mayor Bill de Blasio's office speaks, followed by...